Venezuela: Making of a Modern Crisis

The making of a modern crisis can be found in Latin America. The fate of 32 million Venezuelans has been made wretched by six years under President Maduro. The country is protesting his future as the leader of the nation, while Juan Guaidó has gained the backing of most of Latin America. Meanwhile, Venezuela continues…

Energy Markets in the Age of Renewables

In this presentation, the Capital Markets team analyzes the energy industry’s shift towards renewables, especially with growing concerns for climate change, and whether its rise is enough to outpace fossil fuels. In addition, the team explores investment opportunities within the sector, whether energy producers will be profitable in the future, and new attractive investment vehicles…

Bill C-69: Sustainable Natural Resource Projects

In February of 2018, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, introduced Bill C-69. Also known as “The Modernization of the National Energy Board and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency”, Bill C-69, if passed would overhaul the Federal Environment Assessment, or Impact Assessment Act, and broaden the evaluation and approval process of potential energy…

Black Gold

Pipeline and energy policy has long been a controversial topic in Canada. Considering the unease over the environmental effects of pipeline construction, in addition to concerns from indigenous communities over land rights, public attitude towards major energy pipelines is quickly changing. What is Canada’s pipeline policy? In addition, what are the different viewpoints associated with…

Rumble in the Pacific

China and the US are engaged in a trade war as both countries continue to dispute tariffs being placed on goods between them. This presentation analyzes the issues of contention, power influence of both countries, as well as the strategies and impacts related to global trade. Rumble-in-the-Pacific

SNC-Lavalin Scandal

The notion of positive politics has been tainted by multiple scandals and, most recently, the devastating SNC-Lavalin scandal. This report analyzes the events of the scandal, the people involved, political reactions and implications for the upcoming 2019 election. SNC-Lavalin Scandal_vFINAL

A Comprehensive Progression of the CPTPP

The Comprehensive Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) rose from the ashes of the ambitious yet controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Following the withdrawal of the US from the TPP, cynics doubted the survival of the agreement without the support of the world’s largest economy. They were proven wrong when the remaining 11 signatories signed…